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Prostate Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

  Because prostate cancer kills so many of its victims, September has been designated Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  It is a treatable and curable disease if caught early enough, yet every 17 minutes a husband, father, son brother, grandfather, uncle, or friend dies from this disease.  Most men are not aware that 33 percent more likely to get prostate cancer than women are to get breast cancer.  Of the almost 219,000 cases that are diagnosed this year more than 27,000 will die because they did not get an examination soon enough. 

September 24, 2009
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2009 Syracuse Festa Italiana.

Senator DeFrancisco and Fellow Legislators with Italian Fest Volunteers Before Playing a Game of Bocce.

September 21, 2009
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DEFRANCISCO CALLS ON SENATE DEMOCRATS TO STOP STATE PAYMENTS TO ACORN, AFFILIATES

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September 15, 2009

Contact: Bénédicte Doran (315)428-7632

DEFRANCISCO CALLS ON SENATE DEMOCRATSTO STOP STATE PAYMENTS TO ACORN, AFFILIATESGroup Caught in ‘Hooker’ Sting in Line for Millions in Taxpayer Funds

September 15, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco poses with fans of Gaelic Storm at the Syracuse Irish Festival.

Senator DeFrancisco poses with fans of Gaelic Storm at the Syracuse Irish Festival.

September 14, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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September 4, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits With St. Camillus Residents.

Senator DeFrancisco visits with Donna, a St. Camillus resident.

August 25, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Fire Fighter of the Year Timothy R. Ellis

Senator DeFrancisco awards a NYS Resolution to Timothy R. Ellis, the FASNY Firefighter of the year for his bravery in the line of duty.  Ellis pulled Michael Argy from a burning building last summer.

August 25, 2009
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Utility Tax Another Burden on New York State Residents

All across the state, New Yorkers have just received an unwelcome notice in their monthly utility bills, regarding a new State Assessment Fee. The notice cited a new law that took effect on July 1, 2009, requiring utility companies to collect a special fee from all customers.

August 18, 2009
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Teach Your Children About the Erie Canal Through the Passport to Your National Parks Program

If you’re looking for a field-trip to take with your children this summer, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor offers families a fun and affordable way to learn details of the rich history of the Erie Canal through a program called the Passport to Your National Parks.

August 18, 2009
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Summer Travel May Require An Enhanced Driver License or a U.S. Passport

If you are planning on taking a road trip to Canada or Mexico, or maybe a cruise to Bermuda or the Caribbean this summer, a New York State Driver License will no longer be enough for you to cross the border and gain entry back into the United States. 

July 28, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Makes Commitment to the Arts

New York State Senator John A.

July 28, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Disability Awareness Night

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presents Sara Wall-Bollinger the E.P. Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award for commitment to the special needs community on July 25, 2009, at Alliance Bank Stadium.

July 27, 2009
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Saving Taxpayers’ Dollars by Consolidating our Local Governments

Saving your tax dollars is one of my top priorities. That is why I recently voted “yes” on a bill to empower citizens and local officials to significantly reduce the size and cost of their local governments. The bill, which I cosponsored, passed the New York State Senate and Assembly, and was signed into law by the Governor.

July 9, 2009
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Protecting Nurses and Patients

Mandatory overtime (MOT) often results in nurses working long hours with little rest. These dangerous conditions can increase the risk of nurses making errors in the care of patients, and can negatively affect the well-being of those patients.

July 1, 2009
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